DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Tips on getting this piece of laminate in?

Postby christatedavies » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:38 am

I've laid 2/3s of my hallway laminate, but around the door frame, I cannot seem to get the tongue and groove to latch in.

Basically, under the door frames are gaps so I can slide the laminate under (I've left expansion gaps along the walls)

This means though, that I cannot lift the side of the laminate to click it into place. I've tried many different angles, but it seems impossible without lifting, which I cannot do. Do I bite the bullet and leave a gap around the door frame or does anyone have any bright ideas on how I get around this problem?

Thanks, Chris
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:32 pm


Simply Build It

Postby johnno » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:41 pm

hi chris i don't know if one have enough room but have you tried tilting two piceces at a 45 degee angle and pushing down in the middle as i did this in the living room and it worked ,then i put beading around the edge
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:12 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics